"Oh Lord, I trust in your merciful love.
After an experience of abuse, it can be difficult to trust others, particularly a new relationship. How can we know if they will be good? How can we trust that they will not abuse us, too? The best thing to do is work with a counselor to help guide you as you learn to trust yourself and your instincts again. You can also call upon God as a model of a love we can trust and ask God to help you trust yourself again.